The 2017 Geneva Motor show, featured the unveiling of the new
Audi RS5 Coupe. A new beauty, bustling with amazing
specifications that will make any car lover salivate
uncontrollably. It is very different from its predecessor and
would have successfully carved a niche for itself if not for
the stiff competition the 2018 BMW M4 presents. This car shares
vast similarities with the RS5 in terms of design, engines,
trivial specifications, and lots more. It is only right that we
compare both the RS5 and M4, especially since the 2018 Audi RS5
Coupe is yet to officially hit the auto market.
We shall take a brief look at the similarities they both share
and let you be the final judge. Regardless of what you love to
see in your cars, both the 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe and 2018 BMW M4
promise to be the real deal.
2018 Audi RS5 Vs 2018 BMW M4 Interior differences
This is probably the only part where both cars do not share a
lot of similarities. The interior of the M4 features designs
and arrangements that are similar to that of a 430i M Sports
cabin with a characteristic carbon fiber. On the other hand,
the 2018 Audi RS5 features an interior that is peculiar to it
alone. In terms of the seats, the 2018 BMW M4 provides comfort
in that its seats have holes in them but so does the Audi RS5.
The RS5 pushes its qualities further with an exceptional
hexagonal re-stitching feature. It is also difficult not to
notice its flat-bottom Alcantara-covered steering wheel,
enormous cockpit screen, and the vast contrast red stitching.
If you are a lover of a sporty and stunning interior just like
me, you will find the 2018 Audi RS5 difficult to resist. Though
we are yet to drive this beauty, it is only normal to imagine
what it would feel like to actually cruise one. The 2018 BMW M4
may find it difficult to compete with the 2018 RS5 if interior
design is the only criteria for judgment.
It is probably very difficult to choose between both cars when
viewed from the exterior. They exude a very intimidating and
aggressive ambiance that could knock anyone off their feet. The
RS5 may slightly edge the M4 out based on its better looking
and sharper lines with a bolder appeal. The aluminum grill
which is brushed along the grill and the lower lip spoiler is
simply classic and may seem to give people more reasons to
choose the RS5 over the M4.
Yes, it may seem the RS5 beats the BMW M4 at the front but it
sure doesn’t when it comes to the back design. The M4 has a
really unique rump and a quad exhaust which beats the RS5’s big
ovular exhausts. The 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe is expected to have a
not-so-special tacked lip while the M4 features a rather
special ducktail spoiler infused into its rear deck. Although I
love the stylish writing of “Quattro” at the grill of the RS5,
a feature which the M4 does not share. Over-all, 2018 BMW M4
can be said to be prettier than the 2018 Audi Coupe.
The engine of both cars are similar in spec and actual
performance. The 2018 RS5 is powered by a powerful 2.9liter
twin turbo-charged V6 engine, an innovation co-developed with
Porsche. This has the capability to generate 442 lb-ft of
torque and 450 horsepower. The combination of this engine with
an as-standard 8-speed automatic and Quattro all-wheel drive
enables the RS5 to jump from 0-6omph within a short space of
The competition between the 2018 BMW M4 and 2018 Audi RS5 is
strongest here. The M4 has the capacity to produce a very close
444 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque from its twin
turbocharged I6 engine. The combination of this with a 7-speed
double-clutch transmission, allows the car to move from 0-60
mph in a record 3.8 seconds. This is a very similar result to
the RS5’s 3.9 seconds.
Price and Release date
The 2018 BMW M4 has already been driven by quite a number of
people but the Audi 2018 RS5 is yet to be released. Rumored
release date suggest an official release later in the year or
in the early parts of the new year, 2018. The price of both
cars is also similar, this means the RS5 should cost something
between $60,000 and $70,000.